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, this is the "kudlow report." in washington, the obama team pushed its gun control agenda on three fronts today. talking to walmart, the nra, and hollywood. and the administration package is starting to take shape and we're going to walk you through it. also in washington, d.c., president obama finally makes it official and nominates jack lew for treasury secretary. but, he received a quote obscene million dollar bonus as his boss obama would put it while working at citibank which got bailed out to the tune of $45 billion. is that part of the jack lew story that's going to make him toxic in his confirmation hearings? >>> and we go out to san diego where the family of the late nfl star junior learned he had a brain disease when he committed suicide. did football kill him? >>> and back to hollywood, my favorite movie of the year "lincoln" gets the lion share of oscar nominations. this is a fabulous film about government dysfunction and how abe lincoln solved it then. can we learn something about it now? the "kudlow report" begins right now. >>> first up this evening, call it the d.c. gun show. al
do. p>>> president obama will nominate chief of staff jack loo for secretary as soon as tomorrow. he would replace timothy geitner and he is the former director and if confirmed by the senate, it would be president obama's appointment and major battles ahead over the debt limit and reducing the deficit. meantime, new talk from the obama administration that the u.s. could decide to pull all remaining troops out of afghanistan by the end of next year. the deputy national adviser for strategic communication would not rule that out during a conference call with reporters. >> that would be an option we would consider because again the president does not view the negotiations as having a goal of keeping u.s. troops in afghanistan. >> the pentagon said thousands of troops may be needed beyond 2014 to contain al qaeda who currently has 66,000 troops there. all of this comes with president obama scheduled to meet with hamid karzai friday at the white house. karzai is in washington and will meet with a group of senators including mitch mcconnell. joining us is retired four-star ynl and vote ve
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for some of the toughest firmte firstterm decisions. this is obama's team. a lot different from gates, from even panetta and from clinton or petraeus. >>> all right, moving on. battle lines are set for a march budget showdown and the leading players appear to be doing their best to establish, i would argue, the low ground. remember, three deadlines coincide two months from now. setting up some form of triple jeopardy, if you will. the treasury department runs out of options to cover u.s. borrowing risking potential default. the whole debt ceiling business. the domestic and defense cuts postpone for two months by the fiscal cliff deal kick in. also known as sequester around these parts. of course, march 27th, the big the continuing resolution that funds the entire government expires. that may be where things truly heat up. mitch mcconnell drew a line in the sand saying though republicans are willing to work on tax reform as part of upcoming budget negotiations, new tax revenue is, "absolutely off the table." >> we've resolved the tax issue now. it's over, it's behind us. >> the tax issue is
. president obama won 71% of the hispanic vote over mitt romney this past election. in 2008, obama took 67% to mccain's 31%. >>> well, the pentagon is preparing for a worst case scenario in which lawmakers fail to retain march 1st deadline on a budget deal that would result in deep across the board budget cuts, including 500 million less for the pentagon. defense secretary leon panetta has ordered a series of cutback measures, including a freeze on civilian hiring and a delay on contract awards. he also warned budget cuts would be a huge setback for national security. >> regardless of what congress does or fails to do, we still have an obligation to protect this country. the simple fact is that this fiscal uncertainty has become a very serious threat to our national security. and like any grave threat that we face, the american people expect and deserve action. >> panetta, who is stepping down as defense secretary, said the budget cuts may require furloughs for nearly 800,000 civilian employees in the department. >>> well, today president obama is scheduled to meet with afghan president ha
cut spending by a dollar that is the way to go forward. >> president obama insists he will not compromise raising the debt ceiling and said any future efforts to reduce the deficit must include a combination of higher revenues and spending cuts. joining me to talk about it jake sherman. senior editor for the new republic. noam wrote a book called "the escape artist." the president has declared that he will not negotiate over whether to raise the debt limit. why don't you believe him? >> well, i don't believe him for sort of practical reasons and partly for the history of his negotiating style. the practical reason is we have a couple of things coming up that he is clearly going to negotiate over, one of which is the sequester, the automatic spending cuts that they delayed for two months when they did the fiscal cliff deal. that is going to expire late february and early march. it is hard for them to say we are going to negotiate but don't call it a debt ceiling negotiation. we'll just call it a sequester negotiation. i think that is a difference without a distinction.
the government if president obama won't negotiate on the debt ceiling. >>> plus, after president obama one of our guests says the next president of the united states will be black. does it add up? >>> and why one politician accused of a crime was stripped and beaten. we'll show it to you. let's go "outfront." >>> good friday evening, everyone. i'm erin burnette. "outfront" tonight, on the brink of battle. a threat today from a top republican to shut down the government if president obama refuses to negotiate over the debt ceiling. the second most powerful republican in the senate, minority whip john cornyn of texas wrote in an op-ed today, president obama needs to take note of this reality and put forward a plan to avoid it immediately. will those threats work? a senior democrat says if the republicans don't want to raise the debt ceiling, it will be on their shoulders. >> risking government shutdown, risking not raising the debt ceiling is playing with fire. >> playing with fire. douglas holtz-eakin is the former director of the congressional budget office. robert reich is a former u.s. labor se
out of the negotiations with obama? that's what he pledged. he wanted to pick up conservative votes as bob costa said. is that what you want him to do? >> well, that's his decision. what i want to make sure we do is if he does go into negotiations, this is critical for any negotiation, you have to be willing to walk away from the table. and then you can start moving things in a more conservative direction. and we can start controlling spending. look, we can raise the debt ceiling, not raise the debt ceiling. our credit rating will get downgraded. what we have to do if we want to do the right thing for our country is control spending that's what i ran on. that's what i'm intending to do representing the first district of oklahoma. >> all right. how about no more tax hikes in the house? that's one of the things -- >> i'm for it. >> yes, i figured you would be -- congratulations i'm a supply-sider. but you know that obama is going to come back with another massive tax hike. he -- we're going to see this before the winter is out. you know that. it's going to be 6, $700 billion and going
nice with president obama. >> good evening. breaking news tonight, superstorm sanity crashing astore in southern jersey in the last hour. 2.8 million people without power. >> i watched these extraordinary scenes over new jersey today. really quite unprecedented. i haven't seen anything quite like it. have you anything like this in your lifetime? >> no, i haven't. you see the sea side heights, you see the boardwalk where the program "the jersey shore" is filmed. the boardwalk is gone. it is gone. it's in the ocean. it's incredible. homes destroyed. it's an awful thing. >> you take charge like you've always done in a very impressive way. people have been surprised you have been so out spokenly supportive and praise worthy to the president. i'm not surprised knowing you, but tell me why you were happy to do that so close to the election when some say politically that wasn't the best thing to do. >> this is much more important than any election. this is the livelihood of the people in my state. and when the president does things that deserve praise, i will give him praise. and when the p
of greece, italy and spain. president obama needs to take note and put forth a plan immediately. and pat tume voiced the same sentiment in week earlier on "morning joe." >> our opportunity is on the debt ceiling. the president made it very clear. he doesn't want to have a discussion about it, because he knows this is where we have lev range. we republicans need to tolerate a temporary partial government shutdown which is what it could mean and insist we will get off the road to greece. >> i don't doubt that 72% want to see the spending cuts. which way do you think the public sentiment swings if there is a government shutdown? >> i think that pat toomey is confused. it's a continuing resolution. if they don't fund the continuing resolution, the government will shut down. if they don't lift the debt ceiling, the economy shuts down. not only the u.s. dme, maybe the world economy, and the consequences are drastic. bottom line on this, michael, and you know this, nobody should be threatening or rattling sabers, everyone, president obama, harry reid, everyone knows we need significant spending
, on the brink of battle. a threat today from a top republican to shut down the government if president obama refuses to negotiate over the debt ceiling. the second most powerful republican in the senate, minority whip john cornyn of texas wrote in an op-ed today, president obama needs to take note of this reality and put forward a plan to avoid it immediately. will those threats work? a senior democrat says if the republicans don't want to raise the debt ceiling, it will be on their shoulders. >> risking government shutdown, risking not raising the debt ceiling is playing with fire. >> playing with fire. douglas holtz-eakin is the former director of the congressional budget office. robert reich is a former u.s. labor secretary and author of a book that explains how we all feel these days, beyond outrage over what has gone wrong with our economy, our democracy, and how to fix it. i hope you have solutions to solve the crisis we all feel. but, robert, let me start with you. in john cornyn's scenario where we shut down the government, how dire of an outcome is that? >> well, it's a terrible out
. not everyone is happy. and a columnist suggests that president obama is a disappointment. and when police would be able to confiscate your guns. let's go "outfront." >> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. the last time the first round of voting was too close was 1983. he got only six more than the bare minimum to keep his job. as for the tears they did come from none other than john bainer in -- boehner to his party members after the narrow victory. >> if you come here humbled by the opportunity to serve, if you've come here to be the determined voice of the people, if you've come here to carry the standard of leadership, demanded not by our constituents, but by the times, then you've come to the right place. >> outfront tonight, one republican who did not support john boehner today was not moved by those tears. freshman congressman, ted yoho of florida. today was your first day in congress and you came out with a strong statement. let me just play for you how your vote for speaker went down. here it is. >> you voted for majority leader eric cantor, not john boehner. that took some guts o
and instead of cut tupping and putting them on a budget, barak obama said give us another one and harry reid you have to - on >> john: would you support the debt ceiling. >> i don't support not dealing with the program. this whole, the way this town works and the fiscal cliff deal, the only winners were washington, they got more money and the folk necessary ohio lost rev snaul business owners had money taken from them. politicians in washington win. 10 or 7 of the 10 wealthiest counties are in the dc area . mr. van hollen res one of those areas it is about time to say stop the madness and cut up the credit card and we want a solution. >> guest: a couple of points. sequester was replaced two months and not kicked down the road. >> guest: it was kicked down the road. >> guest: no, jim, you have to get the facts straight. >> guest: i have them straight. >> guest: we have 24 billion in deficit reduction. halfful it was cut and the model going forward is to continue to do balanced approach of cuts and revenue. america didn't go over the fiscal cliff. i know you voted not to go over the fiscal cli
't get money out of the atm, put terms on it. president obama's pick for defense secretary got a ringing endorsement today. the problem was, it came from the islamic republic of iran. >>> plus, the president cleans out his cabinet and all of his new picks are white men. no offense to white men who are sitting on this set but some people are upset about that. >>> first it was fire, the next day it was leaking fuel. what is going on with boeing's dream liner? citracal slow release continuously releases calcium plus d with efficient absorption in one daily dose. citracal slow release. ♪ [ male announcer ] this is karen and jeremiah. they don't know it yet, but they're gonna fall in love, get married, have a couple of kids, [ children laughing ] move to the country, and live a long, happy life together where they almost never fight about money. [ dog barks ] because right after they get married, they'll find some retirement people who are paid on salary, not commission. they'll get straightforward guidance and be able to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. i
't trigger mr. obama's comment. and then the question -- >> short of netanyahu's red line? >> that's the bigger question. the israeli tolerance is less than the american tolerance. if the iranians say 90% of the way towards a nuclear weapon, can we live with that? the united states? can the israelis live with that? that might depend in part on what the details are and what degree of inspections or transparency we have and what is the timeline between where they arrive at before they can actually have a nuclear weapon? do we feel we will have other opportunities to interrupt it? my hutch is that's going to be the big debate of 2013. what's so interesting about this, more than any other issue, this could be the one that affects not just the entire region, because it's already on edge for all the reasons that ian and anne-marie mentions. >> i think this president will be different than other presidents in terms of other presidents in terms of being willing to strike iran because this president came into office determined to move the world away from nuclear weapons. he came in with the
think it's an incredibly controversial choice and it looks like the second term of barack obama is going to be an in your face term. >> foreign affairs correspondent jill dougherty is live from washington this morning. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> opposition to hagel comes from the right and left. can you break down the issues? >> yeah. i think it has to really start with israel because the people who believe that he is not a supporter of israel, in fact, they would question his devotion to anything that would help israel. he, for instance, believes in talking to hamas. he also has come out against iran sanctions by the united states. and so that gets other people very worried about his position. he opposed the surge in afghanistan. and when you get into that issue, the gay issue, so called, about 14 years ago he made some comments about an ambassadorial nomination who as he put it was openly and aggressively gay. now that's, of course, a buzz saw of criticism. so it's not going to be an easy type of nomination certainly as you can imagine. >> so why did the president pick ha
for armed guards in schools, you might recall, something president obama says he is skeptical about. former congresswoman gabe yell giffords is launching her own gun control campaign on the two-year anniversary of the mass shooting that nearly took her life. giffords and her husband mark kelly announced the americans for responsible solutions initiative. giffords and kelly, who also happen to be gun owners, say they hope to push back against the influence of the pro gun lobby. >> i bought a gun at walmart recently. i went through a background check. why can't we just make it more difficult for criminals to get guns. >> the nra would say to you they can get them illegally. >> i don't agree with you. the gun lobby opposes a gun purchaser being checked against the terrorist watch list. doesn't that seem like a commonsense thing? >> you have a gun. >> yes. >> gabby and i are both gun owners. we are strong supporters of the second amendment. >> it is the commonsense consensus you're going for? >> we are. i think most gun owners are in the same camp with us. >> when it can happen to children in a
boehner has promised a vote on another $51 billion later this month. president obama was reelected today. you might have thought that that happened in november but it was today that the house and the senate held a joint session to count the electoral votes from each state. no surprise: mr. obama won with 332 electoral votes to mitt romney's 206. but the president's margin was narrow when you look at the votes cast by individual americans. the popular vote. when you add their totals together, it comes to nearly 130 million votes cast and mr. obama won by about four points. he's the first president to get more than 51% of the vote twice since dwight eisenhower. this is the last thing you want to see when you're taking a flight: the pilot being hauled away by the police. it happened today in minneapolis aboard an american eagle commuter plane bound for new york. the pilot is accused of drinking too much. michelle miller is at laguardia airport for us tonight. michelle? >> reporter: well, scott, police boarded that plane just 15 minutes before it was scheduled to take off for new york with i
of "power lunch." an hour filled with breaking news. in 30 minutes time we expect president obama to name jacob lew to replace timothy geithner. it the white house really getting serious on gun control? under way right now, vice president biden, at the chair's seat. we should have answered very soon. and new rules on mortgages. being announced today. we will highlight changes and explain how they could affect you. >>> first though, sue at the new york stock exchange. sue? >> ty, as you mentioned, president obama will announce jack lew as his nominee for secretary of treasurer. he staffers believe it will be approved. analyst say the president's pick is a sign he will move forward with planned economic reforms and do so aggressively. mr. lew served as coo of nyu and worked at citigroup and served as white house office of management and budget chief and is currently white house chief of staff. apparently job one will be to work with congress to raise the borrowing limit and prevent default that could come as soon as next month. the announcement is at 1:30 p.m. eastern time. stay with "power
journal" why obama's white-guy problem seems worse than it is. and "washington post," obama needs some binders of women. and it didn't help when hilda solis announced her resignation yesterday. let me bring in political reporter for "the washington post" and staff writer sarah toeplitz. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> let me read to you part of ruth marcus' column. "not an outrage, but a shame. the face of power that president obama has chosen to present to the country and the world with his second term cabinet picks is striking. except for the african-american top of the pyramid for its retro look. white and male. it's "mad men" goes to washington, except it's leaving." >> so much of the debates that went on in the 2012 campaign was about the role of women. it was about mitt romney and his so-called lack of understanding of the role of women and lack of sort of acknowledgement of that. so now, the white house, where they roll out white man after white man, in terms of these top cabinet posts i think it has struck people as some srt of dissident in terms of what the obama claimed
for that report. >>> the obama administration may be stepping up its push for some form of new gun control legislation. but will the president be able to rally the support of congress? most importantly, the american public at the same time? we'll dig deeper with our chief political analyst gloria borger. here's what the president recently said on "meet the press." i'll play the clip. >> we're not going to get this done unless the american people decide it's important. and so this is not going to be simply a matter of me spending political capital. one of the things that you learn, having now been in this office for four years, is the old adage of public opinion. without public opinion there's not something you can't do and wut it there's very little you can't get done in this town. i'm going to be putting my full weight behind it. >> now, remind our viewers why so many democrats have been reluctant to even talk about gun control over these past several years. >> yeah. it's almost 20 years, wolf. it goes back to 1994. that was the big election which republicans took control of the congress.
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and president obama's nomination team taking shape. former senator chuck hagel has been tapped to take over the lead at the pentagon from leon pennetta, who offered some parting thoughts during the announcement. take a listen. >> the time has come for me to return to my wife, sylvia, our three sons, their families, our six grandchildren and my walnut farm. dealing with a different set of nuts. [ laughter ] >> i guess when you're out-going, mark halperin, you can do that. >> look, he's a funny guy and he survived in washington in public service for 50 years in the military in executive branch and congress being not just serious and smart and dedicated but a really funny and nice guy. incredible story. i was glad to see amist thedst announcement of the new nominees he got his ceremony and i'm sure there will be more in the next couple of weeks. >> a vietnam soldier and veteran has been nominated as the next secretary of defense and the president emphasized hagel's government service and personal connection to the organization he's now been nominated to run. >> chuck represents the bipartisan
. let me do that now. today president obama is expected to nominate former republican senator chuck hagel of nebraska as the next defense secretary. hagel, a decorated vietnam combat veteran, would be the first enlisted soldier to hold that cabinet post. his confirmation, however, is -- can you believe this -- shaping up to be a testy battle with the republicans. even though he is a republican. a number of republicans have suggested they will challenge their former colleague with tough questions on his foreign policy record. >> his views with regard to israel, for example, and iran and all the other positions that he's taken over the years will be, you know, i think very much a matter of discussion during the confirmation process. >> so you're not predicting smooth sailing for chuck hagel? >> i think it will be a lot of tough questions of senator hagel, but he'll be treated fairly by republican s in the senate. >> quite frankly, chuck hagel is out of the mainstream of thinking i believe on most issues regarding foreign policy. i expect the president to nominate people different than
don't see it right now. >> thank you all. >>> coming up, president obama and karzai talk troop levels in afghanistan. is the end of this war closer than we think? stay with us. >> by the end of next year, 2014, the transition will be complete. afghans will have full responsibility for their security and this war will come to a responsible end. hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth! and karzai talk troop levels in to a responsible end. so, we all set? i've got two tickets to paradise! pack your bags, we'll leave tonight. uhh, it's next month, actually... eddie continues singing: to tickets to... and karzai talk troop levels in to a res
for the obama administration. sources tell cnn that president obama is likely to nominate chuck hagel as deference secretary next week. hagel is a former republican senator from nebraska who retired in 2009. republican critics have noted that hagel has opposed sanctions against iran and the surge of troops in iraq under the bush administration. he would replace secretary leon panetta. >>> lance armstrong's fall from grace continues. "new york times" reports that he's contemplating publicly admitting that he did dope. sources tell the paper he's considering an admission because he wants to persuade anti-doping officials to get back into cycling. armstro armstrong's attorney tells cnn that his client is not in talks with the u.s. or world doping agencies. throughout the years, armstrong has repeatedly and strongly denied that he used banned performance- performance-enhancing drugs. >>> it's a new year and have some new -- i have some new numbers to share with you now. december's unemployment rate first at 7.8%. another number, 155,000, that's the number of jobs added in december, adding
, is president obama calling the shots, or is hamid karzai? >>> plus, losing steam and almost out of money, is the tea party dead? >>> and the man accused of murdering 12 people at a colorado movie theater is ordered to stand trial. his lawyers say he's mentally ill. but does it add up? let's go "outfront." >> good evening, everyone, i'm erin burnett. outfront tonight, who's calling the shots? president obama or hamid karzai? obama's mixed messages as to when american troops might come home from the country's longest war in afghanistan raise more questions. here's what president obama said today after meeting with karzai in washington. >> we've already reduced our presence in afghanistan to roughly 66,000 u.s. troops. i've pledged we'll continue to bring our forces home at a steady pace and in the coming months i'll announce the next phase of our drawdown. a responsible drawdown that protects the gains our troops have made. >> in the coming months, the decision on troops is months away. all right, let's rewind one month. here's what defense secretary leon panetta said then. >> the size of
commuters. a hot air wedding nightmare and coolest new gadgets. good morning. president obama meets with his defense secretary today. it's his new choice for that job. former nebraska senator chuck hagel that has republicans reeling. tracie potts is live in washington this morning with more on how his pentagon and cia nominations could prompt the next big fight on capitol hill. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, we could hear more about that here today. chuck hagel bringing up concerns from democrats and republicans. and as for john brennan, we're seeing the aclu and others speak out about that nomination. protests outside the white house questioning whether john brennan spoke out loudly enough against controversial interrogation tactics. that's why brennan dropped out last time he was considered to head the cia. this time, he's courting both sides. >> although i consider myself neither a republican nor a democrat, i very much look forward to working closely with those on both sides of the aisle. >> reporter: but brennan's confirmation may not be as tough as chuck hagel's for secretary
. >> or a shotgun in your house to protect yourself. >> and candidate obama and president obama said yes, i agree. >> can we also change -- >> what are we talking about here? >> what we're talking about is a lobbying group in washington, d.c., that wants to continue to help people they represent make tens of millions of dollars. and if they have to lie to the american people every day and say they're coming to take your guns, they'll do it. >> i want to rebrand that it's not gun control, it's assault weapon control. that takes the argument away. let's even change the discussion. >> you know, they're liars. when they say that they're going to take all of your guns, if they start with these assault weapons that were used to destroy the lives of these 20 6 and 7-year-old gaem families a their community, they're lying. they're lying to their membership. there are certain news organizations -- and here's a warning -- there's certain news organizations, there were certain websites, there were certain newspapers that lied to their viewers and their listeners and their followers throughout 2012. and any
. >>> vice president biden who is heading up president obama's course on gun violence met with the nra. >> the national rifle association calling that meeting "disappointing. >> we are not going to agree on the gun questions. >>> it's like can't be real. >> another school shooting in taft california. 16-year-old student shot and wounded a classmate. >> police say hero teachers stopped a teenager from surhooting more shots. >> i wasn't surprised he had a hit list last year. >>> travel conditions in the midwest will be dangerous if not impossible because of snow. >>> kate middleton attended the unveiling of the first official portrait as the duchess of cambridge. it looks all right to us. >>> a nearly ten-foot-long python flew from australia to new guinea not inside but riding on the wings. >>> yeah! >> despite being snubbed at the oscar nominations ben affleck took home best directors of the critics choice awards. >> i would like to thank the academy. >> jack assures me is he going to work to make at least one letter legible in order not to debase our currency. >> rep
sugar-like taste you love and trust. splenda makes the moment yours. >>> president obama is meeting right now with afghan president hamid karzai. we just saw the president karzai getting into the white house. he walked in just moments ago where he'll be discussing the future of the u.s. role in afghanistan. u.s. commanders there have proposed keeping anywhere from 6 to 15,000 u.s. troops in the country after 2014 to go after terrorists and train afghan forces. but just this week the white house said the president is open to pulling out all u.s. troops. joining me now is the former ambassador to iraq, christopher hill, also former assistant secretary of state for east asian and pacific affairs. good to see you, good morning. >> good morning. >> give us a sense of what is likely happening in that room. what's the conversation like and what do you see potentially coming out of this meeting today between these two leaders? >> first of all, i think the president will warmly receive him. he'll certainly do a lot of listening. i've seen our president in many of these circumstances where he
. so i think it's an incredibly controversial choice and it looks like the second term of barack obama will be an in-your-face term. >> so what are some of the issues? start with israel. as you heard, a number of his opponents, especially on the republican or conservative side think chuck hagel is not a friend of israel and point to his position on iran sanctions. they say because of his position that iran sanctions essentially aren't effective, that that is another point against him. also, from the liberal side, comments about a dozen, maybe 14 years ago, that chuck hagel made about a candidate for an ambassadorial position, where he called him openly and aggressively gay. now, chuck hagel has since apologized for that, but that also raises some haggles among some people on the more liberal side. not going to be a friendly reception up in the senate, however, the white house obviously thinks they can pull it off. >> an interesting confirmation hearing, that's for sure. >> let's talk about secretary of state hillary clinton, whose illness people were mocking honestly. not sure i can us
though mitt romney lost, that the next four years would be better because you said barack obama cares about women so much. >> yeah. >> and i thought he did. but obama's remade inner circle has an all-male look so far. you look at -- you look at barack obama's inner circle, and you look at the chairmen, and i can say chairmen in the house of representatives, it's like they're all men. we are back in, like, 1950, mika. >> i'm sorry, the caption underneath is really funny. yeah. >> all i can see is valerie's leg. >> love valerie. she's right there. strong. >> they're all men, seriously. these are the guys that ran, like, "time" magazine in 1950. all the house chairmen are men. >> mm-hmm. >> it's unbelievable. >> we need more women in there. >> thank god the nominees that the president has out there are making it more diverse. >> diverse. >> all white men. >> we'll have stephanie cutter come in on this. >> does it make you sad? >> i think his policies, though, and his -- >> oh. >> no. because you need to actually lift more women up over a series of generations in order to be able to get t
you. melissa: president obama reaching across party lines and nominating former republican senator chuck hagel as secretary of defense. the decision facing resistance from both sides. lou dobbs makes sense of that all that coming up next. lori: let's look at interest rates. 10-year below 2%. that is important. 1.90%. we have a selloff in the equities markets. that's why we're not seeing too much of a gain. back with more after this ♪ [ indistinct shouting ] male announcer ] time and sales data. split-second stats. [ indistinct shouting ] ♪ it's so close to the options floor... [ instinct shouting, bell dinging ]'ll bust your brain box. ♪ all onhinkorswim from td ameritrade. ♪ melissa: here is your fox business brief. it is a tough day for the markets ahead of the start of earnings season which unofficially starts tomorrow. after the closing bell with aluminum giant calico's results. google executive chairman eric schmidt arriving in north korea today on a mission with former new mexico governor bill richardson. the state department says the trip is poorly planned aft
democracy. i guess my future here is in the hands of president obama. that's all for us tonight. "ac 360" starts right now. we begin tonight keeping them honest with new information that goes straight to a key question in the rape in steubenville, ohio. was the young woman in the picture as drunk and incapacitated as the photograph would suggest. was she too out of it or was she unconscious when two football players allegedly assaulted her during a string of parties in august? we covered this late last week when explosive video was posted on line when a teen who may have witnessed the alleged rape was seen joking about the incident. watch. >> what if that was your daughter? >> but it isn't. >> what if it was? >> if that was my daughter, i wouldn't care. i would let her be dead. >> listen to yourself. >> i listen to myself fine. >> in about ten years, i'm going to go back. >> ten years, my daughter's going to be getting raped and dead in ten years. >> back to the picture, was the alleged victim in control of her senses? could she consent to any kind of sexual intercourse? was the photo so
has launched rockets as the war intensified. >>> president obama wants to you take part in his re-election celebration. inaugural committee releasing new details in the 2013 inauguration. >> in washington, d.c., one of many locations, participating in the national day of service. >> the committee has leased this new video here about events you can participate in on this national day of service during the inaugural weekend. it is a tradition the obamas started back in 2009. also supreme court justice sonja sotomayor will become the first latina to take part in a swearing in ceremony. scheduled to administer the oath of office for vice president joe biden. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is raring to go, according to a state department spokesperson. she is scheduled to return to work next week after a slew of medical problems. she plans to testify on the deadly terrorist attack on the u.s. mission in benghazi and they are working out a date with the senate foreign relations committee. >>> a big step for the children of sappedy hook elementary in newtown, connecticut. they boa
. >> we said before the election if barack obama were re-elected that he was going to during his second term go off our second amendment rights. the newtown tragedy gave him an opportunity do that. >> reporter: now, the nra had called for armed guards in every school and now the administration is considering a version of that. one of the ideas on the table is to make federal funds available to schools that want to hire police or install surveillance equipment. biden has promised to send his recommendations to the president by next tuesday. norah, charlie? >> we'll be watching. bill plante, thank you. >>> meanwhile police say a 16-year-old student in taft, california, planned a shotgun attack on his high school classmates. he eventually surrendered. witnesses say he had been harassed at school, even bullying. and a teacher is getting credit for preventing a potential disaster. >> reporter: when students at taft high school were finally released from the campus lockdown they quickly learned how close they had come to a school catastrophe. >> over the intercom they were like, lockdown, thi
. president obama's controversial pick of the secretary of defense, firing back at those firing back at the president's pick. senator hagel says what our troops deserve as the president introduced his pick to the nation yesterday. >> chuck hagel's leadership of our military would be historic. the first person of enlisted rank to serve as secretary of defense. one of the few secretaries who has been wounded in war. and the first vietnam veteran to lead the department. >> let's get to brow anna keeler this morning. senator haggel gave his first interview to a newspaper in nebraska and said he has been unable to respond. what is he saying in the first interview? >> he said exactly what you said. this was an exclusive with "the lincoln journal star" and says critics have distorted his record and now he has a chance to answer some criticisms and. he says when he does he are show an accurate assessment of his record. unequivocal total support of his record. a lot have criticized his record. point to certain things like he called apac the main pro israel lobbying group the jewish lobby. he'
an ar 15. that is their choice. >> what are you going to do if president obama wins his battle and brings in new gun control legislation? >> well, he is not going to do it by legislative in my opinion. what i'm concerned about and have been concerned about, since even well before the elections is having seen the president rule by executive order where he has no authority in other areas, i can see that he would just go ahead -- and the vice president has hinted at an executive order that moves toward their gun cone troll agenda. that, i think changes the game and throws into question how legitimate the federal government is. and i would advise mr. obama to consider what happened to george the third when he was doing similar things against the american colonists >> he hasn't banned the importation of ball and powder yet. that was one of the contributing elements to our war for independence. and george the third as you probably know, was so stressed by the loss of his famous favorite colony that he ended his days in a nut house, and i wouldn't wish that on anybody. >> when i talk
by the obama administration. >> plus, the search for a missing fashion executive and his wife. vittoria missoni vanished when a small plane carrying six people disappeared off the coast of venezuela. that should be familiar if you shop at target. >> a lot get obsessed with target when they teamed up with target. in terms of college football, the championship game, notre dame against 'bama. >> our josh elliott is in miami covering the hope up to tomorrow night's game. don't confuse the red for being an 'bama fan. >> going with the irish. josh looks happy being on the beach as opposed to in the frigid northeast. a lot of news breaking overnight, and, of course, for that we turn to mr. ron claiborne. >> faris and harris. >>> aurora, colorado, still reeling. four people killed including an armed suspect killed in a shootout with the police s.w.a.t. team. clayton sandell has the story. >> reporter: the first shots rang out in the dead of night at 3:00 a.m., a woman came running from this town home telling people three people inside were shot. police told neighbors to stay down. >> six times total we
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